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Plays dedicated to martyrdom of Bhagat Singh, Rajguru, Sukhdev staged in Nabha

A group of women activists from Thuhi village organised a function dedicated to the Martyrdom Day of Bhagat Singh, Rajguru and Sukhdev at the village, to raise the social and political issues.

punjab Updated: Mar 30, 2017 14:38 IST
HT Correspondent
Women activists performing the play, ‘Chhipan toh Pehla’, at Thuhi village in Nabha.
Women activists performing the play, ‘Chhipan toh Pehla’, at Thuhi village in Nabha.(HT Photo)

A group of women activists from Thuhi village organised a function dedicated to the Martyrdom Day of Bhagat Singh, Rajguru and Sukhdev at the village, to raise the social and political issues.

The activists of Awaaz-e-Jagjanani’s Thuhi branch prepared a play ’Chhipan toh Pehla,’ written by Devinder Daman and performed a choreography “Lailo je koi lai sakda, sada sara pind vikaoo hai (Buy if someone can, our whole village is for sale).”

The audience reached from nearby villages, and were left spellbound by the performances. The program ran for around three hours and had the audience involves and tearing up by the end of the play.

Another play titled ‘Naayak’ was staged by a group of boys from Nabha College, while another choreography ‘Phansi’ was staged by a group from Jakhepal village. The play ‘Chhipan toh pehla,’ which describes the ideology, philosophy and dedication of martyr Bhagat Singh remained the main attraction of the programme in which all characters were played by women activists.

“Our generation knows Bhagat Singh as an impulsive revolutionary with a stylish moustache, holding a pistol. We wanted to highlight his philosophy and bring forth the scholar that Bhagat Singh was. We have been unsuccessful to build the society that our martyrs had sacrificed their lives for,” said Ninderpal Kaur, who played Bhagat Singh.

The activists raised issues of farmer suicide, drug abuse, social equality, electoral reforms and women upliftment.

The activists, condemned the threats to Gurmehar Kaur and favoured her statement against war. “It is shameful that no one in Punjab came forward to tell the girl to continue to go to college or guaranteed her safety, she had to come back after being given rape threats for expressing her opinion,” said Kulvinder Kaur, who played a Dalit sweeper in the play.

The activists thanked villagers and panchayats of Thuhi and Thuha Patti for being supportive and giving them a healthy environment to perform more such programmes.